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2010-01-20 12:54:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo New York Saturn customers are in for some welcome news despite General Motors' decision to phase out the Saturn brand. Recognizing that existing Saturn owners will be concerned about ongoing service, parts and maintenance of their Saturn vehicles, the West Herr organization has decided to embrace the eventual restructuring of their two Saturn stores by creating a new Saturn service center in Orchard Park, New York. The new West Herr Saturn...

2009-11-09 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years after humans first walked on the moon, NASA is offering the next generation of explorers a chance to learn how the challenges of the Apollo 11 mission were met. Through a series of interactive educational videoconferences, students will hear firsthand accounts of the people who made the lunar landing possible. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During a week of programs beginning Nov. 16, NASA's Digital...

2009-10-20 17:12:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 24, Johnson Space Center (JSC) will open its doors to the public as part of the 16th Annual Ballunar Liftoff Festival. Visitors will have a chance to help celebrate NASA's past, present and future during a special storytelling event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Teague Auditorium located in Building 2 North. (http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Presentations will include stories from the Apollo era...

2009-07-29 16:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a legacy that spans 34 years, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed the final planned test on a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) today at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi. The successful hot-fire test was the 2,730th for the SSME, the world's only reusable liquid hydrogen engine designed for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Because of the...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

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2009-05-16 14:55:00

James Webb garnered tremendous praise for his management acumen as NASA's administrator during the race to space and the moon. But along with setting a course for a clearly left-brained organization focused on engineering and inventing technology, Webb also gave NASA room for the right-brain to breathe a bit.In 1962, Webb sent a two-paragraph memo that suggested involving artists to help tell the agency's story of adventure.That was all James Dean needed to start a program that would produce...

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2008-12-18 15:56:35

The International Space Station crew, paving the way for NASA's return to the moon, will honor the first humans to journey there 40 years ago with a special message. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov will pay homage to that bold December 1968 voyage in a message that will air on NASA Television as part of the daily Video File, beginning at 11 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 19. The video also will be broadcast in high definition on the NASA TV HD...

2008-06-24 09:01:11

By Gavin Engelbrecht As Nasa prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Gavin Engelbrecht enjoys the narrative thrust of a history of the men behind the space exploration programme NASA: The Complete Illustrated History by Michael Gorn (Merrell, [pounds]17.95) IT was only slightly larger than a basketball, but it could be seen crossing the night sky and its bleeping signature tune could be picked up on a family radio. But the Sputnik satellite galvanised a nation into a space race that...

2007-07-10 21:20:56

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: James Hartsfield of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111 HOUSTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center will host the grand opening of a restored Houston landmark and national treasure, the immense Saturn V rocket resting at the space center gate, on July 20, 38 years to the day after men first walked on the moon. The 30-story tall rocket is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection and one of...

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2007-05-21 13:20:52

Visitors to Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently poured into the Saturn V Center and curiously stepped up to a display. They watched as a small group of lab-coated experts surrounded an aluminum box about the size of a file cabinet. The air filled with cautious excitement as the box was slowly unbolted and carefully lowered, exposing the contents for the first time in decades. With an eye toward the future, the experts were working on a piece of history. NASA had commissioned the team...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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